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St WmU. Kan Historical SocUtf VOL. XX. XO. 90. WICHITA, KAXSAS, THUBSDAY MORNING, MAUCH 1, 1894. WHOLE NO. 2700. Iv S. E. NOYES & GO 120 Korlli Main Street Special Offering of LINEN TABLE DAMASK, NAPKINS, TOWELS, CRASHES AND TOWELINGS. We are showing a Line of GERMAN DAMASKS Soft finish, without dressing, equal to the Barnsley, at about half the price, Attention is called to a Special Bargain in TOWELS AT 25c EACH. They are heavy Satin Damask, forty-five iuches long, neavy tied images, worth double the money. Our business in this department has increased so rapidly that we have been obliged to double the space allotted to these goods. Sheetings, Shirtings, and Housekeeping Goods below market value. S. E. NOYES & CO Leaders In Low Prices, Watches, (forks. And Jewolrv ifvniing and engraving. W k e special attention and ar V .iiludwilh all the equipment n 1 the skill ed workmen to crry on tins branch of oui business. Wo inr.ico over old jow ehy into new designs. .Make any kind of diamond mountings, and leset diamonds in your old mount ings. Wo buy old gold jewehy for cash for the gold value. WE WANT WORK. Send us your repuir work and we will guarantee to do it prompt ly and satisfactorily both as to finish and pi ice. EDWJLlll YAITj 0 CO.. jeweiCis, 100 Douglas ave. H&4 Electricity . Free! Ae ili bend oiu- F ItBTlIlIAL VI TALIZE!: free, Jo i- one week's trial, to anyone bullering lroni CllttONIC SKXUA.L DIS13ASK. Sealed book tree. Send lor particulars to Bovu's Efectro-Mtdico Vital'z-r Co. Lock Bov 527. Wichita, Kansas. (Western Ouice.) OrCiIlo" Dr. !t. V. 11 3 a, 15." North Jla'n St. BUY NOW. A word ith you. If you've monoy or credit, use it to buy everything ou Heed orin.iy need during the next year. You save from lo to o0 per cent. Money is scaice; we make big sacrifices be cause wo want money. A word to care ful living folks like you is suilicieiit. Barries &Newoomb Popular Alusio Dealers. 407 D01GLAS. REMOVAL SALE OF SHOES. WEAR THE EieKAR T" J lixt ht'tv Jim i t tie-jwd Tin Ur'i I u.kii.is "Korrect Shape. JPIMT BRADFORD'S IU Korth Main Street. WRECK OF THE KEAR5ARGE. Nnv Yoisk, Feb. 28. The takiug of tes timony in tho Kearsarge inquiry was con tinued today. Admiral Stanton icpeated the story of Captain Ileycrmnu as to tho striking of the vessel and tho subsequent events on the leel. Lieutenant Lyman, navigator of the TCearsnrjio was then c died to the stand. He made tlio startling assertion that since the wreck of the Kearsaige he had reason to believe that Roncatlor reef was from three to live miles to the westward of its position as shown in the chart. Ho thought this from the result of an obser vation t-tken twenty minutes before the Kenrsarge struck and tiom the others taken while camping on the key. Obser vations were taken by other oflicers, with lesttlts which couiitiued his calculations. Lieutenant Lyman thought, however, that tho chronometer used in making the observations on the km' had been damaged in taking tt ashore. The chart tf-ed was made from a suivey taken in 1S35, and Lieutenant, Lyman thought the method- of taking lattitutle and longitude were in those days not its accurate as now. BONACUM AND CORBETT. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 23. Father Corbett, the priest of Palmyra, Neb., who has been so long involved in ecclesiastical limitation with his superior, BNhop Thomas Bona cum, is in the city. Questioned concerning his excommuuication, annouueed by Bishop Bonacuni, he said: "That suspension and ex-communication is wind. It is not worth the ink it took to write it A trial must precede the infliction of anycensuie. I ani neither 'u-peutk'd nor excommunicated; the acts of the bishop are despotic and invalid and the canon law says I need not even ap peal from them." "Then you are neither suspended norex commuuicatedr' "Certainty not; the document is a nullity on its face. And stnely Bishop Bonaeum shouht know how to suspend a priest by this time. He ha suspended thirty-two iu six ears. But his pas-ion blinds him." WHATCANCUTICURADO Every thing that I cleanse, purifying, and bean, tifyini; for the skin, caij, and hair ii jr. t-, of icianu snd children die Citi .rVVr CCEA ItEJtESIEa will do. Thev W rv-' pciily enre itchhic and burning M Y eczemas, eleam-e the fcalp of scalr V Y Y humor", purifv the blood, and re--i--,J store the hair. Thev arc abolntey pure, agreeable, and unfailing. Sold ever There Xext month we will move our store to Room Iso. 126 1ST. Main St., lately occupied by Mrs. AVilman's Millinery Store, and to save the ex pense of handling the en tire stock, will sell many shoes at cost. (njmaMLy 123 and 127 N. Main. One Dollar and Fifty-two Cents for a Woolen Storm Serge Dress Pattern, 8 yards at 19 cents per yard. It is true they contain a little cotton but look as good as all wool and will wear better. We show them in the good Spring colors today, and the balance of the week, if they last, The Crash at 1g barely done duty for the one day but we wont have you dis appointed if you neglected to buy yesterday. Today we offer a better Crash, we think: it is an extra stron 1 9 inch all linen one at same price, 7c yard. the Have you had one or more of the great Toilet Quilts we are drawing trade with this weet. Have you seen them? If not, you don't know how much we are giving for 95c You can't always get them as low and you are likely to want them. JTine Lines of Ginghams. 7n New Spring Dress Goods Opened Every Day. 15 pieces Chamelion Cloth half wool, very neat and nobby patterns, Spring shades at 15c. 25 pieces 33 in. Spring Dress Goods, brocaded and changeable effects, all new est shades at 25c. Linens. Towels We offer in this depart ment many special bargains that cannot be duplicated els where: 15 in. Brown Crash all linen, worth lie, at 6c. 16 in. Plaid Crash, all lin en at oAc. Large all linen knotted fringe Towels, colored bor der, worth 20c. at 12c. Fine large linen bleached towels, knotted fringe and colored border at lSc. Muslin Underwear 35 doz. Ladies Drawers, tucked, good quality rnuslin and well made at 2oc. 50 doz. Ladies Gowns.em broidery trimmed at 50c. Special 25 doz. Ladies Gowns.fine cambric Muslin, extra Ingth torchon lace yoke, would be 2;ood value at $1.25 at b9c. Z3S TANTALIZING DICK ONE POINr SGOEED IN FAVOR OF HIS SEIGNIOBAGE BILL. The Previous Question Ordered on the Motion to Limit Debate, but., the Special Order From, the Rules Committee Fails Through Lack of a Quo. rum Senator Frye Talks to the Sen ate ou Hawaii an Matters. Washington', Feb. 2S. The deadlock in the house was broken today, after two weeks of continuous filibustering against the Bland seigniorage bill, and no sooner had the quorum been secured thau the house managers brought iu a-apfcial order to crush the filibuster anil bring the bill to a direct vote after two hour- of addi tional debate. Although Mr. Bland re ceived 184 votes when the deadlock was. broken several eastern Demo crats, including Mesrrs. 'jfiSrjmings, Clancy and Magner t JS'e.:"Yo;fk, and Dunn of New Jersey, telWlnglo ac longer with the filihu3terers-;Messba. DyoHttle, Aitken, Ellis of Oregon, Jmdlcey stopped voting on the'ijext btK -"W 'h previous question on theddtfption of tfe order wns only sustained by one moreltkan a quorum. When it came to adopting' the special order, Messrs. B iwer, Lucas and Pickler, (Republican"), and Dunn, (Demo crat), at?din joined the silent host, aud the quorum was lost, only 17G members responding to their names. The fisjht will he resumed when the house meets tomor row, and if a quorum is secured on the adoption of the order, a voce on the pass iug of the bill cannot be prevented. PROCEEDINGS. Washington, Feb. 28. A lively session of the house began this morning when an attempt was made to introduce other than the regular order of business. Mr. Kilgore of Texas introduced a reso lution that too many members were ab sent in violation of the rules of the house and providing that the .salaries of such members be withheld, and calling upon the sergeaut-ut-arms for an ex planation as to why this had not been done in the past. , On a point of order this was with drawn, to be introduced later. Mr. Bland then moved to go into com mittee of the whole on the aeigmorage bill and that geueral debate close at 3 o'clock tomorrow, and demanded the previous question. The vote was the signal for a break in the New York dele gation, Messrs. Cummings, Clancy and Magner declining longer to give counten ance to tho filibustering tactics of their colleagues by not voting. At the conclusion of the 'roll call, Mr. Livingstone of Georgia made the point of order that the rules had beeu violated by twenty-five members, in not voting. Under that rule he demanded thatTracey of New York, who had refused to vote, be held in contempt of the house. He demanded that the speaker enforce the rules, uuder the decision of the supreme coutt. - "But," returnea the speaker, "the chair has no power to enforce the rule. The rules requite that gentlemen shall not smoke on the floor. The chair ouly has the power to request members to abide by the rules in this particular. The chair is the organ of tue house aud not its master applause, aud as long as the present oc cupant is in the chair he will never make a tule." Renewed applause. Mr. Boatuer declared that it must be iu order to make a motion under the rule cited to placo Mr. Tracey in contempt. Whenever a member wilfully violated the rules he was in coutemut, and it was un natural to suppose that the house had the power to make rules and had no power to eufotce these rules. The chair then stated that the discus sion was proceeding by unanimous con sent, and that he was ready to announce the result or the vote. Mr. Springer asked if the point of order could be made after the announcement. The speaker replied that the announce ment would show that tno quorum had voted, and under the rules, the next motion would be to take an adjournment or a call of the house. He then announced the result 109 to 5 five short of a quorum. Mr. Bland shouted out that a quorum would have voted on the call had .ill the friends of the measure heeu where they should have been in their seats. He then moved a call of the house. Mr. Reed insisted on the yeas and nays. The c til was ordered 1S9 to 4 md de veloped tho presence of 205 members. Mr. Bland moved to dispense with further proceedings under the call, and on that motion Mr. Reed forced the yeas and nays. Further proceedings under this call were dispensed with ISj to 3 and the vote then recurred upon Mr. Bland's de maud for the previous question on the motion to limit debate. The deadlock was broken on this vote, after two weeks ot filibustering. The de mand for the previous question on Mr. Blund's motion was sustained 177 to 7. Loud cheers greeted the aunouueement. Mr. Tracey immediately moved to recon sider the vote by which the demand was sustained. A quorum having been secured, Mr. Outhwaite, from the committee on rules, reported a special order to discharge the committee of tho whole from further con sideration of the pemliug Dill (the seign iorage bill), and providing that after two hours' consideration in the house the pre ious question should he considered as ordered on the bill antl pending amend ments, no intervening motions to be in order. Upon the adoption of this order, Mr. Outhwaite demanded the previous ouesiion. As the roll call was proceeding, Mr. Reed precipitated a lively scene by chal lenging the correctness of the tally. Amid cries of "Regular order!" he ex plained that he challenged the announce ment upon the statement of Mr. Tracey, who had kept tally. The speaker suggested viry emphatic ally that Mr. Tracey was not the keeper of the rolls of the house. Nevertheless Mr. Reed insisted that he was entitled to respectful treatment. Mr. Outhwaite called attent.ou to the fact that Mr. Tracey had not himself chal lenged the correctness of the count, but had recognized its integrity by a motion to reconsider. Mr' Tracev explained that his tallv showed that only 174 members had vjoted. J bat he was not preparsu to press his claim of error, and the roll call proceeded. The speaker had his name called on the deniind for the previous question on the adoption of the special order, and it was sustained. The vote was then taken on the adoption of the special order. The quorum was lost on the vote on the adoption of tbe special order 165 to H three abort of a quorum. The house was ai.iia blocked, just as the last barrier was being removed, and Mr. Outhwaite, stating that this question would come up as oon as the house con vene 1 tomorrow, moved an adjournment. It was carried, and then, &t 4 o'clock p. in., tne bouse adjonrned. SENATE. Vuuit.tov. Feb. iiS. The senats h1d a two hours' sejsioa today, tie whole of J which was given to a speech by Senator Frye. in opposition to President Cleve land's Hawaiian policy. After a short ex ecutive session, the senate adjourned. In the coarse of his remarks Senator Frye said that Hawaiian chiefs of royal blood had died out in 1S74. when Kalakana was elected king. After that, for a time, there was no peace on the island. But his sister, Liliuokalani, was heir to tbe throne, and she, immediately began scheming for the overthrow of her brother. She was unsuccessful, but death made her ruler of Hawaii. The Louisiana lottery, in order to get a foothold in Hawaii, offered the queen $500,000 aud an annual payment to her if she would get the company estab lished on the island. She yielded to the temptation, and made every effort to this end. Her constitutional power was not sufficient to accomplish this while tbe legislature was opposed to It; so she en deavored to assume absolute control by overthrowing the constitution. ' Maddened by her success, Lilioukalani took the final step, which forever ended tho monarchy iu tbe islands, said Mr. Frye. She undertook to promulgate a new constitution taking from the people the right of suffrage, depriving the white men ot their property, and reduciug the best men and women to abject slavery. Mr. Frye then read from the letter of President Cleveland to President Dole the sentence, "May God have your excellency in his wise keeping." "Mr. President," said he, impressively. "I believe God heard that prayer ot Pres ident Cleveland, aud answered it. The magnificent courage of that little band of white men, which enabled them, confront ed by the whole power of the United States, rupreseuted in that harbor by two grant ships of war, equipped with guns which could buru the city to ashes in one hour, enabled him to say firmly, with dignity, 'We will ueyer surrender,' en abled them to fortify their government building, to call for volunteers, and to de termine deliberately that they would re sist the lauding of United States marines to the very death, and, if need be, to fire on the Aug that they loved better than their lives. Such courage could only have been divine inspired. Mr. Frye read from the code of naval in structions, iu which it was said that naval officers should "consult tbe United States representatives in whose jurisdiction they might be." He said that tbe order of President Cleveland, giving a private citizen paramount authority over the military force of the United States, was unparelled. Kefemugto Mr. 'Willis' speech, welcom ing Hawaii into the family of nations, Mr. Frye said that while he was uttering those words of friendship and good will he carried in his pocket instructions to destroy forever that government which he was so effusively welcoming. "Are you proud of that?" ha asked. "Think of ul Directed by the president of 65,000,000 people of probably the most powerful nation on earth, his minister is contriving, scheming, assiduously work ing night aud day, to restore a rotten monarchy." At 1:55 o'clock p. m. Mr. Frye indicated a williugness to defer the remainder ot his remarks uutil tomorrow, aud the senate went iuto executive session. After fifteen minutes spent in considering legislative business, tbe doora were reopened, and after the transaction of some business the senate, at 2.20 o'clock adjourned. OPPOSED BY WRIGHT. Washington, Feb. 28. Hon. Carroll D. Wright, commissioner of labor, speaking of the agitation in favor of the creation of a department oC labor, said that to have the commissioner of labor in the cabinet he must be of the president's political party; must change with every adminis tration, and the employes uuder him not in classified -places must also be changed. The independent scientific nork ot the bureau thereby would be impaired. His aim was to collect aud present statistics without any political motives, without re gard to their bearing upon political move ments, and without attempting to sustain or demolish any theories. Politics had never beeu considered iu the personnel of the office. Making the bureau a govern ment department, with power to enforce laws, would be of advantage, but at the same time would destroy its efficiency as a collector of facts. For it to enforce laws would cause it to incur the enmityof some of tbe manufacturers aud interests from which the bureau is accustomed to gither statistics, and with which it was on friendly terms at present. THE NICARAGUAN CANAL. Wasiuj,GTON, Feb. 23 A resolution calling for a congressional investigation of the u Hairs of the Nicaragua Canal com pany, and looking to governmental con trol of the canal, has been introduced iu the house by Representative Geary of Cali fornia. It orovides that a special commit tee of five be appointed by the speaker to investigate aud report as to tbe condi tions, financial and otherwise, of tbe Nicaragua Martime Canal company; as to what sums of money have been received by tbe company, and how they have been expended; what progress has been made by the company iu the construction of the canal, as well as the company's ability to construct it, aud whether the repeal of tbe charter will promote the public good. Two other plans regarding the Nicara gua canal are before this congress One, proposed by Senator Morgan of Alabama, provides that the government shall guar antee tho bonds of the canal company. Representative Doolittle of Washington has introduced a resolution for a com mittee of investigation which shall visit Nicaragua. Concerning the affiirs of the Nicaragua canal. Representative Geary said: "I believe that tbe government should buy that canal, and own and manage it. It is a needed link in our coastwise trade. Five years ago congress gave a charter to this corporation to construct tbe canal, believing that they would raise capital from private sources sufficient to com plete the work, as they represented they were able to do. It is evident that the necessary funds are not forthcoming. It resta with .this government to complete tne work, as it has power to, and there is no one to take bold of it. We should know how much money has been expended on it; what the plant is worth, and how much wiil be required to complete it. '1 hese facta, I believe, can be learned in & month by a business-like investigation. "Nothing would be gained by sending a committee to Nicaragua to look over tne ground. The information necessary can b secured here from engineers and the officers of the company. The government should take the work off tbe company's hands, paying them famy for what they have sunk, and complete it. The plan of taking tbe government into, partnership with the compnyto guarantee its borndi would be impracticable, and might lead to complications. I consider the Freling huysen treaty with Nicaragua a good one, but perhaps it will be necessary to enter iuto a new treaty if this covernment is to control the canal. All these matters can be inquired into by tne investigation com mittee. I do not tear that foreign capital will secure control of the project, nor am I prepared to say that it would be ac in fringement of the Monroe doctrine if for eign influences should control, this being purely a matter of trade. It would be a good policy for tbe United States to posh the canal to completion. CONFIRMATIONS. WASHrvGTON. Feb. 2s. The senate. In executive feasioa today, confirmed the fol lowing nominations: Army Passed Assistant Paymaster i John n. Jlartln, to&ea paymaster in the navy; Firt Lieutenant W illiam P. Bld rieH, to be cj plain In the marine corps. Second Lleateaant Wendell C Neville, tu be first lieutenant In the United Stales marine corps. Marshal Frank P. Bradley, for the eouthsra diic; oi Iowa. JUDGE LONG LOSES LOOHREN'S ACTION IN BEDU0IN& HIS PENSION UPHELD. The Commissioner's Failure to Give llie Required Notice Ground Upon Wb. icli to Base an Injunction, but His Right to Reverse the Decisions ofllisPi'c decesborii in Office Sustained by tbe Conrt An Ap peal Taken. Washington, Feb. 2S. Judge Cox of the district Supreme court today denied the injunction aked for by Judge Loug of the Michigan supreme court to restraiu the commissioner of panions from reduc ing his pensiou from $72 to $50 a month, as the commissioner announced that he would do. A large part of the opinion is taken up with a review of the facta set forth in Judge Long's petition aud the provisions of the acts of congress fixing peusiou rates. Commissioner Tanner, it is said, revorsed the ruling of Commissioner Dudley ou May C, 1SS9, iu Judge Long's case, and direcieJ that tho judge's pension be raised to 172 a month. The application for a pensiou ou file in Judge Long's case b ised the claim to a pension on incapacity to perform manual labor. Judge Cox then takes up the meaning of the phrase "total helplessness," which :s one of the requirements of allowing a pen sion rating ot 72 n mouth. These words, he said, mean that a person cannot help himself in any of the ordinary occupations of life or ordinary functions.' The regular personal aid antl attendance of another persou must be required. It appears, says the opinion, that the petitioner is able to travel, and therefore he is not, iu tho ordinary souse of the words, "totally help less." The increase of the pension of Judge Long was made without additional evidence aud ou a personal inspection. No authority is given a commissioner of pen sions to decide the rate to be allowed on his own inspection. Neither Commis sioner Dudley nor Commissioner Tanner had the right to consider the applications of tbe claimant for an increase in the man ner they did. It would seem that the pres ent commissioner has the right to uisru gard tho act of either of those predeces sors in office. "Where rdoney is payable out' of the treasury," continued Judge Cox, "I find nothing twhlch denies the right ot any officer to correct the error of his predeces sor, so long as the mouey is still in the treasury. There is no couceivnble reason why any ruling of any public officer is irreversible. Each has the right to glvo his construction to matters over which ho has control. A pensioner has no vested right iu a pensiou issued without author ity. The government cannot sue to set aside a pension. Tbe remedy is with the commissioner, whose duty It is to see that the bounty is not abused. "The usage of the dension office seems to be to reconsider pension dvciious, and the statutes recognizd this. The commis sioner, according to tho statutes, baa the right to order special examinations aud to increase and reduce the pensions. The fact that the petitioner was a supremo court jndge was not presented to Commis sioners Dudley and Tanner, but was made kuowtt to Commissioner Locbren. This occupitiou is, contrary to the contention of the petitioner's counsel, very material ou the issue as to his total helplessness." The mandamus proceedings before Judge Bradley were next taken up, and it was held that the decision therein did not constitute an adjudication hinging the present proceeding, as then all the facts iu the case were not brought out. "The commissioner cannot," concluded the court, "be enjoined, as priiyed, from iu any way reducing or attempting to reduce or modify or disturb the pension, or its regular aud prompt payment under his pensiou certificato of August lb, l&A The act of December 21. Ib'J'i, amounta to nothing but a prohibition of suspending or withholding a peusiou without l'iving at least thirty days' notice that the pensioner will be heard, followed by a decision on all the evidence presented. It is admitted that such notice was not given in the pres ent case. The law is mandatory In this respect aud leaves nothing to discretion. Hence, if tbe complainant insists upon it, he is entitled to the injunction against further proceetlings by tho commissioner uuder the notice that was actually served, although not to the relief of which be asks, based on the merits of his claim to his existing pensiou." Judge Long's counsel will appeal from the decision. WANTS A DUTY ON SILVER. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. Secretary Car isle today received a letter from J. T. Raplee, 130 Liberty street. New York, In which he makes a proposition to purchase from the government, ou behalf of him self antl his associate, from 50,000,000 to 75,000,000 ounces of the silver bullion now in the treasury at 65 cents per ounce, pro vided that congress shall enact a law to levy a duty of 12 - cents per ounce ou all silver coined or uncoined that bhall ba ex ported from the United States within the next five years. The letterhead used is as follows: "The British and American Financial and Industrial Investment Syndicate," and under it is typewritten thee words: "A tariff for revenua, only. One sure means toward the accomplishment of the object." The treasury officials decline to express any opinion as to this letter. THE BRAZILIAN ELECTION. RlO VR JANfctUO, Feb. 2a. For tb& mo ment interet in the warfare btitweea tbe insurgents and tho government forces has almost disappeared,"and the people are concentrating their attention upon the presidential election, which is to tak place tomorrow. Tbe Republican cnd o dates are senhor Pf udente Mornles of Sa Paulo, for president, and Dr. Manual Vic. to rin a Perecia of Hilda, for vice president A section of the Republican prty h.vs nominated Senhor Baes Carvalho ot Para for vice president. Tne other candidates for tbe presidency are Senbors Ruybarosa Silvertra, Martiue, Dr. ReabU and Lauro aobre. The elect.on of Senbor Morales Is nearly certain, as there is no or.:ns&ed opposition to falm. Senhoc Alfonso Pena of Minas Geraes was nominated, but he declicrd to run. Martial law ends at 12 o'clock tonight. The result of the election wi!J be officially declared at the meeting of congress in next May. Members of congrtis will also bt elected tomorrow. Every thing was qniet her today. THE GROSSCUP DECISION. Washington, Feb. 'SI. la relation to the decision made by Judge Jro'scnp of the United States coazi, at CLlcao, coo corning the rights of. railroad oCkials to refa.se to inswer esrlaitt questions Iwfora the grand jury, Joes v ey, of Uj I interstate coujmtrtecuaimiioa. a!d: "We have rcetvd no tnform.itioo con cerning this d:Uioa except a dispatch aying JalgGroCsi:fc&d denied Ihs p titioa watch tba district aUornsy mxd u compel witne-es before la grand jury lo aawer certain question pat to them. The investisstioa wan instituted bv tn lUaittd sta&u district attorsc U CUcijo. i We have nothiug to do wftb cases which go iuto court for violation of penul features of the interstate commerce law.. Tbt- is all in the hands ot tbe dlitrict attorney under the directiou of the attorney icon era, as violations of auy other fedrrul statute, "We can only assume from prfsent in formation that the judca hold that thd atneudment adopted about two years asjo to the interstate commerce act was eithec -constitutional or wa not in its term u:H cieut to meotthe provision of the CJUstitu tion, that an accused person shall uot bi compelled to mike testtaiouy which couitl bs u?ed 'igaiu .t himself. In other words, we catiuot tell ou what ground the judgd put tho decision tinlll we "tfo it. "On whatever grouud he put the decis ion it would seam to limit the power o( courts in pro iuctug evidence against psr sous ch mted with violation of tho inter stato commerce act. This decision has no direct relation to the cases that came be fon tbe comtuisstou, because no criminal violations ever do corns before the cotn mNion. "The commission has no jurisdiction over such violations; as before stated nil ot tho-.e go directly to the federal courts at the hands of the United State attorney. Tho decision iuterfart-s with the remedies which congress provides for the pcuitf, features of the act antl in that wav inter ) feres with the getter i! form of tbe act. "If the decision is sustained it will nave an important bearing upon tue law and probably develop tho necessity for further antl more carsfully framed legislation." Colonel Morrison, iuturstatu commis sioner, paid: I understand from t div pitch received this evening that Judg Grosscup decided the law by which a matt cm bo compelled to testify uuder the con dition that he snail uot himself bo in criminated is uot valid. "On what ground ho makes this decision I do not know at this rime and, of couro, I cannot expre.-s au opinion as to whethei or uot thn decision will stand. "The decision will probably render it impossible under existing law to couvict one man by the testimony of an ac complice unless tho latter is willing tt testify. "The decision affects the interstate com merce commission to the extent that it will make it more difficult to sectiru con victions. It will htva no other effect for, of course, it will still bo possible to secura evideuco outside of thepartt diroctly im plicated. If the decision stautli it will put us back iu tho satno position which wa were in before the amendment to the law was adopted." POINTERS FROM PERRY. PERKY. O. T., Feb. 2d. Special. J The last few warm days havo brought many strangers iuto the city. Some of them aru seeking suitable city property for perma nent investment, but most of thetu have corns to either purchasa claims or enter . upou those previously filed upon. Tho real estate men aro consequently ery busy. Much lumber is being purchased, antl the improvements in tho country are pro' grossing very rapidly. The unsightly buffalo wallows scattered -over the square are being filled and leveled down, all of which adds to the better ap pearance ot that unsightly live-acre tract. A substantial two-story stono building will immediately bo erected adjoining tho Beatty building at tho northeast corner of. the square, by eastern parties, who havu purchased the ground for that purposa within thedast few days. Residence building has but just com menced, aud now that North and Wess Perry are both iu Perry proper, additional impetus will ba given it and many llmi residences have already been commenced. The Santa Fe railroad under the pro visions oi the townsite patent will Lx compelled to contest tho right of Iha actual settler to th" extra hutidred fit on each aide of the track through th cor- porate limits of tho city. Tho totvnsite board will commeucu issuing deedn to tho uncontested lots on or about the first day of April next. In the muau time they will hear a few contests and spend the bnlanca of tho month of March iu equalizing tho assessments which they will be compelled to uiake under the law before letting deeds to the owuurs of tho uncontested lots. The assault tnnds upon C'ouucdiba t Drake bv Heck Thomas, aaiistaut m trfnlJ of the city, lias created much coinufjtit, and the mayor reported at the last muct ing of the council the hUHpenklou of Thomas. A motion to summarily dis charge him was carried. Drake la out in a cm!, statiug that the iiss.iult was most brutal and entirely unprovoked. The governor has received over twenty thousand applications to leuue tbe .school lands of the strip. Plans for the erection of a fine Btptint church in North Perry am in the hands of the architect uud the building will soou bv complete.!. North Perry is now the Fifth ward of the city proper aud West Perry is thx Sixth ward. Many gentlemen hero have bicycle, but tho people havo yet the first lady bicycle rider to see iu this city. QUEEN LIL VAS FULL. Washington. Feb. 2s. Decidedly the most racy chapter in the bulky volurno of Hawaiian testimony is Lieutenant Lucien Young's description of tho lat dais of the monarchy. Lieutenant Youn wns an officer of the Boston, and attended the closing ceremonies of tho Hawaiian parliament in full uniform and In n oft! rial capacity at the reqtieit of Captain Wilts. Lieutenant Young's description of the sceue Is picturesque in the extreme, lie said: "I was shown the seat a;algoed me iu tbe IrirLdatlve hall, a litlla U the left and in front of the rostrum, whro th sptkir used to sit, aud which the queen used when she read her proclamation I -Here it was about the funniest afJair I ever saw in my lifea circus. "The queen looked at me ratbar atten tively, and did not return mj palntAttao with Any cordiality at 1L I noticed that she acted in a peculiar wy, "First, when sbo was readies ber proc lamation, I thought she bad a. little state fright, but in this reception notn I tfcrit he was under tbi Iniioeuc of stimulant; In lact, nhs was druak. Tber Is no question in my minu about it at ail." RICHLAND'S VICTIMS. Kansaa Cm, Feb. 2a. Kua City gram dealers and sptcalators are sttll wondering ho the mootb swindler, J. D. liieb.and, managed to completely blind them nd get away with Mjnutblog liice JJT,XW. obtained through bU sharp practice, hlr.ee JtlchUnd's disappearance the grain dealer and radwj ssot hart been looking orer hi record, and lb suspicion bttA bCD g-ovr.o that hs vfA oa'.j a "dummy "' for oe t who knows all about the Kansas City market. Only two loc! firms are Unctn through Lira tbe P-ciflc Kievor oeupUT. i,(Mi, and the Brooks Griffith (truiu comp-iuy of Minneapolis, -K.47S Th Rmr-ue MM ln company ot Davenport, Ir. "i also caught. W. IL Matnford ii Co., George A Severa. the K'ar tiaacsl. oa company and Norica WtfrthJngtoa of Chicaso, nd the GntUot S4rr-t vrs boute 4inpny of Baea:3A3 ii Co. at . Mosiphis, era nlo Iof THE NOrVrTTiblJTH LINE. ToPEEA, Kaa.. Ft. 2s Jrcd CsVm:. -o 5 retry of lb Nnh wl Srni.H Ksftnsa.!1-' company. euaJ lhi tne exoaiir oammlttew fcjs Ji tr act ta C J. Joucs od otters for ifc grwdisg Hi 23 ror! oi. the tifultrii. owrUssi tttHtt I-. HfHirur ty,. Gsif4"n Tbe 0Otfnc fm U but LZQ9 rasVo. Mr. C sf tfct be will .airily djwrv lor tit 'i arssnvits tor 10 snitv mi n i i. A prt of lb cmar4 wUl !vtt w t Mr. CI&9 -sy th omiiUir?ftcu esV " propolUcsa Irani & number ot !, tollis. -.fev -, .jiA, -" v 4-?v "Ty''"1? '